Monday, April 15, 2024

BAFTA Awards: “Three Billboards” Wins Best Picture, Guillermo Del Toro Best Director, Frances McDormand Best Actress, Gary Oldman Best Actor, Supporting Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, “Coco” Animated



BAFTA splits: names “Three Billboards” Best Picture, Guillermo del Toro Best Director of “The Shape of Water.” Three Billboards picks up Best Actress (Frances McDormand) Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), Best Original Screenplay (Martin McDonagh, who also directed).

The last four Best Picture winners from BAFTA did not win the Oscar. Just FYI.

The big winner is Fox Searchlight films. They have both “Billboards” and “Shape of Water.” Bravo to them!


UPDATE: Acting honors have gone to Gary Oldman, Sam Rockwell, and Allison Janney. Waiting for Best Actress, Director, Film…

BAFTA refuses to live stream their awards or broadcast them on BBC America, so we’re getting Twitter updates from London. It’s like reporting from the Blitz. Someone tell them it’s 2018, and we’re expecting a ship to shore call any hour now…


Best Actor: Gary Oldman

Best Actress: Frances McDormand

Best British Film: “Three Billboards.” Writer-director Martin McDonagh is British. The movie is made with Americans and set in Missouri.

Rising British Star: Daniel Kaluuya: star of “Get Out.”

Best Score: Alexandre Desplat: “The Shape of Water”

Best Make-up and Hair: “Darkest Hour”

Costume Design: Mark Bridges, “Phantom Thread”

Best Animated Film: “Coco”

Best Editing: “Baby Driver”

Best Documentary: “I Am Not Your Negro”– they’re a year late on this. But very nice.

Best British Short, Animation: “Poles Apart”

Best Short Film: “Cowboy Dave”

Best Film Not in the English Language: “The Handmaiden”

Best Adapted Screenplay: James Ivory, “Call Me By Your Name”– he’s 89! Whoo hoo!

Best Original Screenplay: Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards”

Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell

Best Production Design: “The Shape of Water”

Special Effects: “Blade Runner 2049”

Best British Debut: Rungano Nyoni

Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Best Sound: “Dunkirk” — they do this award so late in their show?


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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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